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5 from 12 votes

Best Banana Bread Ever

This banana bread has wonderful reviews. It's one of our most popular recipes. Easy to make and always delicious! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Banana Bread, best banana bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup melted
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium sized bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Swirl for Batter

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts), Optional

Drizzle Topping for Baked Bread

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk more or less
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Whisk together flour and baking soda in a large bowl and set aside.  Combine melted butter, sugar, sour cream, eggs, bananas and vanilla extract.  Stir together with a spoon.  Add to flour mixture and mix well with spoon.  Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and add batter to pan. Add swirl.

Swirl Instructions

  • Combine and spread on top of the banana batter.  Take a knife and swirl into batter. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 65 to 70 minutes checking until done as ovens vary. It took mine 70 minutes to cook. Remove from oven and let cool. Drizzle on topping below.

Drizzle Topping Instructions

  • Whisk together and drizzle over cooled banana bread.